I have a 56, 100% original but it hasn't ran in a long time.
I just bought it!
It seems to cranks slowly (compared to what I'm used to) and has no spark. I have 12 Volts, to the distributor (at the buss bar) but not in the distributor.
Also, is there fusable link going from the Buss bar to the coil? That is burnt and smoking!
How do I test further? Are these distributors relatively straight forward?